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 Parsley.Parson Adams. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Parson,
 
says Blackstone, is “perso’na ecclesiœ, one that hath full rights of the parochial church.” (See CLERICAL TITLES.)   1
       
“Among wyves and wodewes ich am ywoned sute [wont to set],
Yparroked [impaled] in puwes. The person hit knoweth.”
       
Robert Langland: Piers Plowmes Vision.
        “God give you good morrow, master person” (i.e. Sir Nathaniel, a parson).—Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost, iv. 2.
 


 Parsley.Parson Adams. 

 
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